The beauty of your home matters, but the safety matters the most so instead of focusing only on planting trees and flowers, adding color to your walls and adding décor, also ensure you are taking steps to secure the house from intruders and burglars. Here are some simple tips you can employ to keep your home safe.
- Lock windows
Doors and windows are the common entry points for burglars. Unfortunately, depending on the manufactures design of the windows is not safe and some are downright flimsy. If you see that your window latches don’t look too good, beef up their security structures with locks or levers that are key-operated. However, that’s not all you need to do, some good ideas that will ensure your windows are burglar proof include:
- Add a window security film to your glass
- Add glass or window break sensors
- Add window bars
- Plant prickly bushes under your windows but always keep them trimmed
- Light the backyard
- Secure the garage
The garage is also an entry point that burglars us to gain access to your home. Even though your may not be able to access your house from the garage, your garage might be storing good stuff. Lock all the doors of the garage both in the exterior and the interior. If you use a security code to access your garage, ensure that you keep the code safe and keep it a secret. Never key in the security code in front of strangers like delivery people or your neighbors. It is wise to use extra locks to secure your garage and ensure that it’s lighted.
- Lock your Wi-Fi network
When someone has access to your wireless network, he/she can as easily access your personal and financial information. If you use a home automation system, the access to wireless network also makes your house be at risk of a break-in. You therefore need to be extra careful with your Wi-Fi network to keep hackers away from your home network; secure your router, enable a WPA or WPA2 encryption, use firewall, install anti-malware protection and hide your home network.